Currituck County, North Carolina

Coordinates: 36°22′20″N 75°56′28″W / 36.372174°N 75.941224°W / 36.372174; -75.941224
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Currituck County
Currituck County Courthouse
Currituck County Courthouse
Map of North Carolina highlighting Currituck County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°22′20″N 75°56′28″W / 36.372174°N 75.941224°W / 36.372174; -75.941224
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forAlgonquin term meaning "The Land of the Wild Geese"[1]
Largest communityMoyock
 • Total526.43 sq mi (1,363.4 km2)
 • Land261.91 sq mi (678.3 km2)
 • Water264.52 sq mi (685.1 km2)  50.25%
 • Total28,100
 • Density107.29/sq mi (41.42/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district3rd

Currituck /ˈkʊrɪtʌk/ [2] County is the northeastern-most county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2020 census, the population was 28,100.[3] Its county seat is Currituck.[4] The county was formed in 1668 as a precinct of Albemarle County and later gained county status in 1739.[5] The name is "traditionally said to be an Native American word for wild geese; Coratank."

Currituck County is included in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Area. It is in the northeastern section of the state and is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Currituck Sound, Camden County, Dare County and the state of Virginia. Currituck Court House, mentioned as early as 1755, was the name of the county seat. Today the words "Court House" have been dropped and only Currituck is used as the town name.

References[change | change source]

  1. Powell, William S.; Mazzocchi, Jay (January 1, 2006). "Currituck County". NCpedia. University of North Carolina Press. Retrieved September 9, 2023.
  2. Talk Like A Tarheel Archived 2013-06-22 at the Wayback Machine, from the North Carolina Collection's website at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2013-02-05.
  3. "QuickFacts: Currituck County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2024.
  4. National Association of Counties. "NACo County Explorer". Retrieved January 17, 2024.
  5. "North Carolina: Individual County Chronologies". North Carolina Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2009. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 22, 2015.